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What does the direction of angular acceleration tell us ?

  1. Aug 31, 2011 #1
    what does the direction of angular acceleration tell us ?
     
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  3. Sep 1, 2011 #2

    Hootenanny

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    Welcome to Physics Forums.

    As the name might suggest the orientation of the angular acceleration vector tells us in which direction the object is accelerating (i.e. clockwise or counter-clockwise) according to your co-ordinate system.
     
  4. Sep 14, 2011 #3
    kindly someone tell me that what does the direction of angular acceleration or angular velocity tell us ?
     
  5. Sep 14, 2011 #4

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    See my above response.
     
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